"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Inquire about ( অনুসন্ধান করা (কোন ব্যপার) ) I inquired of him about (into) the matter.
  • Restrict to ( সীমাবব্ধ করা ) Admission was restricted to students.
  • Compete for ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন কিছু) ) He competed for the first position.
  • Insist on ( জিদ করা ) He insisted on my going home.
  • Occur to ( মনে হওয়া ) The idea never occurred to me.
  • Control over ( নিয়ন্ত্রণ ) He has no control over his brother.

Idioms:

  • Fall flat ( ফলপ্রসূ না হওয়া ) My advice feel fiat on him.
  • Curry favour ( তোষামোদ করিয়ে প্রিয় হওয়া ) He knows how to curry favour with officers.
  • Black sheep ( কুলাঙ্গার ) He is a black sheep in his family.
  • By and large ( প্রধানতঃ ) People in our village are by and large farmers.
  • Sink in ( আবদ্ধ হওয়া, ডুবে যাওয়া ) He sank in mud or the ship sank into the sea.
  • In force ( বলবৎ ) This law is in force now.